Bachelor, Gogglebox give TEN primary channel win.

The Bachelor and the return of Gogglebox saw TEN dominate all viewing last night from 7:30pm until 10pm, giving them a win in primary channel share.

The Bachelor puled 820,000 viewers and topped the demos. While direct comparisons are complex, Home and Away, Grand Designs Australia, 7:30 and Thursday Night NRL ranked next.

Gogglebox showed excellent retention at 806,000 viewers around double Loch Ness on ABC at 413,00.

In the footy battle The Front Bar won by just 1,000 but that in includes Nine’s NRL Footy Show in the mix. In Melbourne the gap was stark, at 239,000 for Seven to Nine’s 128,000.

Seven News, ACA and The Chase won again.

TEN led the primary channel share but Seven network won Thursday with 28.9% then Nine 25.4%, TEN 23.3%, ABC 16.5% and SBS 6.1%.

Seven News was #1 for Seven with 980,000 / 937,000 then The Chase (585,000 / 361,000), Home and Away (536,000), The Front Bar (327,000), movie: The November Man (193,000) and Mighty Cruise Ships (147,000 in 2 cities).

Nine News (922,000 / 902,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (680,000), Thursday Night NRL (325,000) in 2 cities), The Footy Show (326,000), RBT (218,000).

The Bachelor (820,000) and Gogglebox (806,000) were both winners for TEN then The Project (522,000 / 288,000), TEN Eyewitness News (397,000), Blue Bloods (290,000 / 177,000) and Pointless (225,000).

ABC News (674,000), Grand Designs Australia (507,000), 7:30 (501,000), Loch Ness (413,000), Sammy J (293,000), QI (262,000) and Think Tank (193,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Tony Robinson Down Under (289,000), Police Custody (152,000), SBS World News (149,000), The Chef’s Line (54,000) and Counterpart (47,000 / 34,000).

7TWO’s Father Brown topped multichannels with 216,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 30 August 2018

7 Comments:

  1. Ouch! A poor result for ‘Counterpart’ on SBS=while it’s well acted, there are some glaring faults-I watched the 2nd ep of the series that I recorded last week last night and the violinist was clearly shot high in the left shoulder (a Dick Tracy wound)-by no means an immediately fatal injury and relatively easily treated in a hospital, yet there she was stone dead!

    • Being available to watch for 4-6 before getting a FTA airing would impact people whatever the audience potential would be, plus burning it off in double episodes rarely helps. Like a fair amount of shows SBS picks up as On Demand “exclusives”, presumably there is a contract clause that necessitates a FTA run. Based on their current business model, FTA ratings for shows like this possibly aren’t even a factor.

    • Yes there are lots of bits of writing and direction that are annoying. However, she was shot with a high powered rifle, which were designed to kill large animals with one shot in through the chest. It would have shredded her left lung and may have hit the L axial artery. Only on TV do people get shot through the shoulder and end up fine in the next scene. It’s more of a problem that a trained sniper mistook her for the assassin in a black hoodie he was hunting, when she was wearing a white blouse and he never got a look at her face. In the first ep it was the stuff with the flowers that was badly handled.

      • Military rifle in 5.56 x 45 mm calibre-at such close range it would punch straight through-the wound would be disabling and quite probably crippling in the long term but not fatal instantly-the makers could have indicated a ‘centre of mass’ shot or head shot but no, upper shoulder well away from the critical bits

  2. breexbreakdown

    I noticed at the end of last night’s Gogglebox they had a dedication to one of the original’s Stuart Kidd which I thought was a lovely gesture. RIP Stuart.

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